Anthony Downing

For the fourth time this season, Missouri State junior guard Anthony Downing has been named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week. Downing averaged a team-high 15.0 points per game over the last two games while firing at an impressive 13-for-25 clip from the perimeter. He was 3-for-3 from three-point distance against No. 24 Wichita State on Feb. 15.

Over the last three games, Downing has averaged 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, made 19-of-36 (.528) field goals and tallied 11 assists. Missouri State has claimed seven Newcomer of the Week honors this season.

The Bears (16-13, 9-7 MVC) will close out their 2011-12 home schedule Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. against Indiana State at JQH Arena.